At approximately 4:00 a.m. on the morning of April 2, 2017 multiple units were dispatched to the 4800 block of Hwy 507 in reference to a report of possible gunshots fired in the area. Upon arrival, three responding Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolled the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the source of the gunshots.
After making contact with several people gathered at the Grand Bayou Reservoir spillway, a female, later identified as Amanda Hicks, approached the deputies. A subsequent search of the vehicle she was driving yielded two pipes consistent with those used for smoking marijuana and a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. Deputies were unable to locate any firearms or the source of the reported gunshots.
Amanda K. Hicks, W/F, age 38 of the 100 block of Upshaw Road, Coushatta, LA was placed under arrest and transported to the Red River Parish Jail for booking. She was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substance in Presence of Persons under Seventeen Years of Age.
On April 5, 2017 she posted a bond of $3,000 and was released pending a trial date.